The sociology curriculum focuses on the understanding of human actions and social structures. As a sociology major, you’ll examine the organization of society, power, and social interactions, as well as the concepts of inequality and justice. You’ll also learn how to conduct sociological research—from selecting a topic and designing a project to collecting and interpreting data for a written report.
Plus, as a junior and senior you'll have the chance to engage in practicums to conduct fieldwork and help marginalized segments of the population. Our well-connected faculty can help you obtain internships at a wide range of sites in Greater Boston, including local courts, youth services centers, schools, law firms, hospitals, crisis centers, social service providers, and shelters.
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Gain an understanding of the intersection between human behavior, institutional structures, and social inequalities while developing problem-solving skills you can apply to other areas of study. To complete this minor, you’ll take two required courses and three electives of your choice.
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Customize Your Degree
Students can double major in sociology and criminal justice or major in one and minor in the other. Other popular majors and minors often paired with a sociology major include: